Pracownie Fajek Bróg was founded as Mr Bróg in Przemysl, "the Saint-Claude of Poland", in 1991.
Master craftsman Kazimierz Rog, the senior partner, had been a pipemaker since 1947, starting as an apprentice and later partner of Wiktor Winiarski and Zbigniew Mazuryk, followers of legendary Ludwik Walat. Zbigniew Bednarczyk was completely new to pipemaking, but as a non-professional sculptor, painter and poet he surely had pretty enough artistic disposition.
Mr Brog started out offering 10 models of briar pipes and 10 models made of wild pear, wild cherry and other unexpectated materials, available both smooth and rusticated and polished with natural waxes only. The experience of the old master and the dynamic passion of his young friend made the brand soon well-known in Poland. Little by little they enlarged their program turning towards a more artistically minded way of pipemaking. This was the bedrock for success on international markets.
Kazimierz Róg, highly honored, passed away after a lengthy illness on June, 26th 2006. The firm is continued by Zbigniew Bednarczyk and his wife Renata.
Some "Autografy" made for Chicago Pipe Show 2006:
Pracownie Fajek Bróg Ostrów 656 PL - 37-700 Przemyśl Phone: 016 671 08 40 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Homepage: http://www.mrbrog.com.pl/